Monday, 12 December 2016

Papertrey Ink Create Along with Us December 2016

Hello there everybody,

I have been watching this months release from Papertrey Ink with great interest. I absolutely adore a lot of the stamps and dies this month.

So... for the first time, I am playing along with the Create Along with Us.

I simply love the posts from Kay Miller and Melissa Phillips. Both of these women do such amazing work so I have taken my inspiration from them.

 My card uses Spellbinders heart dies and also a rectangular die.

I used the Papertrey Ink Stitched Sentiments stamp set and tried to recreate the vine of flowers around the edge of the heart. I then added the teeny wee little flowers. I used Memento inks in Pear Tart, Summer Sky, Lulu Lavender and Angel Pink. The heart was stamped in Rose Bud.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Banner Sentiments stamp set and I used Memento Tuxedo Black for that.

I layered everything up using fun foam and a piece of pink ginghamy pattern paper that is from my stash.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving me your comments. Have a wonderful day. Cheers.

 ~ Melanie ~

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #269

Hello everyone,

I have just managed to get this card done in time to get it in the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge and also for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. 

I have used the Papertrey Ink In the Meadow stamp set which is one of my very favourites. I have stamped the three focal images in black and then also stamped a number of the snowflakes which I have embossed in Detail White.

I have them used a Copic marker B93 to outline around he tree, deer and also the largest of the snowflakes. I then used several Tim Holtz Distress Inks to blend some colour onto the top of the card. I was going for the beautiful colours you often see in the night sky. Quite happy with the way it has turned out.

I then added some Stickles to the centre of the large snowflakes and also randomly on the tree.

Finished off with a vellum label on which I stamped the sentiment and embossed in white. 

I added a white snowflake brad to hold the sentiment in place. I bought a package of these brads ages ago and this is the first time I have finally gotten around to using them.

I am hoping that these last two photos will show the sparkle of the Stickles but very much fear that you can barely see them. :(

This was a really fun challenge and I am very happy with the way the card has turned out. Cross one more Christmas card off my list. :)

Thanks so very much for stopping by and leaving me your comments. I read them all and appreciate it so very much. Cheers.

 ~ Melanie ~